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Made 41 Bales of Cotton
With Only One Mule
Read in our Farmers' Year Book or Almanac for
191o how a planter in Terrell County, Georgia,
made 41 bales of cotton with only one plow, a
record breaking yield, and he had a nine wecks'
drought-the worst in years. His gross income was
$2,098.47 for this crop. You can do it too
liberally, combined with careful seed selection, thorough
cultivation, and a fair season. Ask your fertilizer dealer
for a copy of this free book, or write us for one. Be
sure you haul home only Virginia-Carolina Fertilizers
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wil %tand the scuffs rubs and grinds of
the leathe sole and the scrapes, dents
and sctches of the steel studded heel. .R
iC dries elastic and will not peel, chip
flake or rub off.
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anteed to wear snd last and give satis
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We wish to thank our customers for the liberal
Patronage during the fall.
We bp-g to say ou- Stock i:; complet-c in everv
Line, and we can save you money on snt artice in
We have just unloaded two cars of Buggies nto
Wour Repository. and we give the best guarantee with
our goags of any dealer in the county. When icomes
Wgons and Handmade Harness our competitors
Wi js unloaedtwacrscarugisont
M uleDsitry an d gv h Hrsrnees it
aur goods fi any odelri h ony We toe
FulWagone ofanrCild Pad-aeoares our Pcope-r
pairs alwyis non teWs.n ti ekw
We only ask for your inspection of our Stock be
tore 'you buy. To look and price, means we trade.
Wishing you all a merry Christmas. I am yours
for a square deal, small protits and quick sales.
D;M. BRADHAM & SON $
The decks are cleared for action. I am now in the race:
for cash trade, and I have a splendid stock of everythmgiz
needed on the farm or in the household.
I cordially invite an inspection of my- stock of
Dry Goods, Fancy Goods,
. Notions, Shoes, Hats,
Clothing, Crockery, Tin,
Wooden and Hardware.
of all kinds and in large qufantities.
Come to my store, price my goods, examine the quality.
and if not as cheap as the cheapest. then dou t buy fromi me.
I have madie sieciai arrang~ements to do a large cash tradle
this season, and' I fully realize that I must, to do businecss,
meet sharp competition. TLis I have prepared tor
I want your trade
BUGGIES. WAGONS. HARNESS.
Lie.CementAcme Wall Plaster. Shingles.
Laths. Fire Brick. Clay. Stove Flue
4 Drain Pipe. &c.
HAY AND GRAIN.
OasWhat Re, SEED.
Oats What, yeand Barley. A carload or a single
C article. Come and see us. if unabie to do. write or
? - 'phone No. 10.
BOOTIHHARDY LIVE STOCK CO,
SUMTER. S. C.
Lrno.Yur_ Job Pni-- t. The T:i.~
THE PLANET VENUS.
Night Eternal Reigns Ov .ne-haif
of Her Globe.
To have the same hemisphere ex
i..vsedI everas:!n;;y to suihtht wh ile
the other is i.rpe':tuity turnt away
miust ca : a 4-ae f thingzs of which
we can fvrm l.-t f:: i;:t c.ncption ir:u
what we know en earth. lkilod for
tacens witout icing t nds j :still baki
tlhe s.unward fawe :m-us: if nhile
be a T11:let sur:a.n our l.-v. :s at
must be, as we shal ;.resently 'ee.
Ieverse:y the othe :ust Le a hyper
bore'an expa:.e to 'Which I-u.r polar re
gions are te *':rate :ilodes. for upon
one whole hm'i-sphere ef Venus the
sun never shines. never so much ns
reets :boce the star studded horizon.
Night eernal reigns over half of her
globe. The thought would appall the
most intrepid of our arctic explorers
and prevent at least everybody from
::in;: to the p..". .r. rath!er. n hat
here replaces i:. -throu::h the dark
conti-en:. : exemliies the even
tual effects of a force in astronmical
techaies the importance of which i'
on!v begitming to be appreciated. tidal
fri-t ion. It has brought Venus as a
:..-r! tthe dea'hly pass we have con
: .-::;. ed f ktr .'Tr. Starting merely
as a brake upon her rotation. It has
ended iy destroyi::g al! :hose physical
oni:iions which enable o-ur own
world to be what it is. Night and day.
summer and winter, heat and cold. are
vital vicissitudes unknown now upon
our sister orb. There nothing chances
while the centuries pass. .in eternity
of deadly deathlessness is 'venus' stat
uesque lot.-Dr. Percival Lowell in
Not a Classical Player, but He Be
witched His Hearers.
The truth is that Ole Bull was not a
classical player. .As I remember him,
be could not play in strict tempo. Like
Chopin. he indulged in the rubato and
rbusedI the portantento. But he knew
is public. .mnerica. particularly -in
the regions visited, was not in the
mood for sonatas or concertos. "Old
Dan Tacker" at.d the "Arkansaw Trav
eler" were the mode. Bull played them
both, played jigs and old tunes, roused
the echoes with the *Star Spangled
Banner" and Irish melodIes. lie play
ed such things beautifully, nnd it
would have been musical snobbery to
say that you didn't like them. You
ouldn't help yourself. The grand old
fellow bewitched 3 on.
He was a handsome Merlin, with a
touch of the charlatan and a touch of
Liszt in his tall, wl!lowy figure. small
waist and heavy head of hair. Such
white hair: It tumbled in masses
about his kindly face like one of his
native Norwegian cataracts. He was
the most picturesque old man I ever
saw except Walt Whitman. at that
time a steady attendant of the Car!
Gaertner string quartet concerts in
Philadelphia. (And what Walt didn't
know about music Ie made up in his
love for stray dogs. He was seldom
without canine company.)-James Hu
eker in Everybody's Magazine.
A Lesson' For Nellie.
Mrs. Washington was a strict disci
pinarian about certain matters and
among ether thniv.gs always required
the members ef the household to fol
low the example of her husband and
dress for dinner, which was at 3:
'clock. On one occasion Nellie Cus
tis and her cousin. Martha Dandridge.
appeared at the table in their morning
gowns, but no comment was made
upon it until a coach was seen tip
praching and the visitors, some
French ofiicers of high rank and
Charles Carroll. Jr.. of Carrollton, one
f Miss Custis' ardent suitors, were
announced. Instantly the girls, in a
futter of excitement, begged to be ex
:used In order to change their gowns.
but Mrs. Wa.hington shook her head.
"o," she said. "Remain as you are.
A costume good enough for President
Washington Is good enough for any
uest of his." Needless to say. Miss
ellie never over'ook'ed her proper
arb for dinner again. - National
While passingt by an old fashioned
inn in Scotland the tourists were at
tracted by an ancient bagpiper, who
was tooting atrocious sounds' through
n instrument that was both diinpi
ated and squeaky. "Great Jericho,
Sandy'" exclaimed one in desperation.
Why don't you have your bagpIpes
repaired?" And the old man ceased
playing and looked up in astonish
ment. "Hlavers, "'on, ye dinna under
stand! If ma bagpoipes wor In good:
tune the ian mon winna give me 2:
shillings to move on."
The majority of people are unable to:
:etermine the wind's velocity. When
the smuoke from a chimney moves in a
straiht, vertical column, it means that
one to two miles an hour breeze is
blowing. A three miles an hour wind:
will just stir the leaves on the trees.
Twenty-ive miles an hour will sway
the trunks: at forty the small branches
will break, and It takes a mile a min
ute gale to snap the trunks of big
"Nobody listens to advice."
"You're wrong. One fello-.r always
"The fellow who's givin~t it."-Ceve'
Jinks-Whichi women have the worst
tempers, blonds or brunettes? Binks-,
My wife has been both, and I could
aiot see any diilerence.-New York
Fole's Kidney Remedy is a safe and
'erait remedy for all kidney and blad
der di-ease's, whe:':,er a:ie or enronme.
t i a glendid tonie' for'm.iudle aged1
nd elderly people and a sure curec for
ll annov ances and irr:-gularith ( f the
idner :td bader. W. I-. I rown a
Unpleasant to Have Around.
"Are you still agaged to \Mr.
"No. I broke it og last week.
was :afraid to marry him. Hie knows
too much. ':gave him some ribbon to
match. He fo.urad it !n the first store
he went t-'. and he bought It for 2
ents below thte regular price."
Blbbs-No; I shall never marry.
Slobs-ltut vou don't seem like a wo
man hater. In fact. you seerm very
fond of the fair sex. Blobbs-Yes, and
I tak in my slee'p.-Exc'hange
Lenty is a part of Mercy, but she;
cst not speak too loud for fear of
t,'akin -rsl. -Jouemht+
A rcculiar Characteristic of This Ter
M.:ny and odd are the materials en
terihn into the nanufacture of modern
e but perhaps the most inter
esting of al these eenents of detrue
tion as -11, as the s:1peSt Is gu cet
ton. The :uu cotton manufacturing in
dustry Is large. as enormous quantities
ae used in the charging of torpedoes
and for similr purposes.
The base of gu:i c.:to is pure raw
cotton or even cotton waste. such as is
used to clean macinlery This is steep
ed in a solution of one part of nitrie
and three parts of sulphuric a-id. It Is
the former ingredient that renders the
mass explosive, the srlphuric acid be
ing used merely to absorb all moisture.
thus permitting the nitric acid to com
blue more readily with the cellulose of
After being soaked for several hours
In the solution descr4.>ed the cotton
is passed Lbetween rzilers to expel
all nonabsorbed acid. a process carried
to completion by washing the cotton in
clear water. This washing process Is a
long one. requiring machinery which
reduces the cotton to a mass reseni
bling paper pulp. Should any nonab
sorbed acid be allowed to remain it
would decompose the cotton.
If the explosive is to be used after
the manner of powder it is still fur
ther pulverized and then thoroughly
dried. but if Intended for torpedoes it
is pressed irto cakes of various shapes
and sizes-disk shaped. cylindrical. tIat
squares and cubes. When not com
pre-sed gun cotton Is very light. as
light as ordinary batting.
A peculiar characteristic of this ter
rible explosive Is that a brick of It
when wet may be placed on a bed of
hot coals. and as the moisture dries out
the cotton will tlake and burn quietly.
If dry originally. however. the gun cot
ton will explode with terrible force at
about =0 degrees of beat.
In general it is the custom to ex
plode gun cotton by detonation or an
intense shock instead of by heat. In a
torpedo the explosive charge Is wet.
this wet cotton being exploded by
means of dry cottor in a tube. this
having been fired by a cap of fultr.
nate of mercury, the cap itself having
been fired by the impact of the torpedo
against the targe.-larper's Weekly.
UNDER THE OCEAN.
Things That Happen at the Bottom
of the Sea.
Naturalists dispute as to the quantity
of light at the bottom of the sea. Ani
maIs from below 700 fatoms either
have no eyes or faint indications of
them, or else their eyes are very large
Another strange thing is that If the
creatures in the lower depths have any
color it is orange or red or reddish
orange. Sea-anemones. corals. shrimps
and crabs have this brilliant color.
Sometimes it is pure red or scarlet.
and In many specimens It inclines to
ward purple. Not a green or blue ish
The orange red is the fish's protec
tion. for the bluish green light In the
bottom of the ocean makes the orange
or the red fish appear of a neutral tint
and hides it from Its enemies. \Many
animals are black, others neutral In
color. Some fish are provided with
boring tails, so that they can burrow
In the mud.
The surface of the submarine moun
tain is covered with shells, like an or
dinary seabeach. showing that It Is the
feasting place of vast shoal~s of car
A cod!ish takes a whole oyster Into
Its mouth, cracks the shell, digests the
meat and ejects the shelL. Crabs crack
the sheils and suck out the meat. This
account" for whole mounds or shells
that are de'n found.
Not a fishbone is ever found that
is not honeycombed by the boring
shellfish and falls to pieces at the
touch of the hand. This shows what
destruction is constantly going on In
If a ship sinks at sea with all on
board It will be eaten by fish, with the
exception of the metal, and that will
corrode and disapper. Not a bone of
a human body will remain after a few
days.-Phiadelphla North American.
Had to Do It.
Champ Clark was showing a constit
uent about the capitol one day when
he Invited attention to a solemn faced
ndivdua!l just entering a committee
"See that chap?" asked Ciark. "He
reads every one of the speeches deliv
ered in the house."
"What!" gasped the constituent.
"Fact." said Clark. "R~eads every
word of 'em too!"
"Who is he?" queried the visitor, re
garding the phenomenon closely.
"A proofreader at the government
printing office." explained Champ.
Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
An Easy Numismatist.
Mrs. Goodart-You seem to have
some education. Perhaps you were
once a professional man. Howard
Hasher-Lady. I'm a nu::Ismatist by
profession. Mrs. Goodart-A nuzaisma
ist? Howard Hlasher-Yies. lady; a
collector of rare coins. Any old coin is
rare to me.-Philadelphla Press.
Advice and a Mule.
"Givin' some men advice," saId Un
cle Eben. "reminds me af tryin' to dis
cipline my o1' mule wif a fence rail.
It tires out de giver and hurts de re
ceiver. but don't make no real dif
The Other Half.
Sctt-Ualf the people In the world
don't know~ what the other half are
doing. Mott-No. Trhat is because the
other halt are doing them.-itoston
Stubborn As Mules
are ti'.ec' and bowels ,iometime,: seem
to halk withot c-ause. Then there's
truble Loss of .\ 1petite indigestion.
Nervousnes-, Destsndency. 11leadache.
lIt suchi trouble-j ly before D~r. King's
New Life Pi!!'s. the world's best Stomn
aci and Liver remnedy. S>, ea.syV. :2~e.
at :!! drugnsts.
'Can i get the silver service for the
fire departmaentY" inquired a young
man at the free library.
"The what?" asked the girl at the
"The silver service for the tire d1e
partent-the questions they ask you
when you take the silver service exam
inations. you know."-Newark News.
Knew What She Was Doing.
Pastor-I was sorry for your wife
during the sermnon this morning, doc
tor. She had such a dreadful fit of
coughing that the eyes of the whole
congregation were fixed upon her.
Doctor-Don't you be unduly alarmed,
She was wearing her new hat for the
The Explanation Given by the Book on
They were newly tuarried and were
c-alin:t upon: one of the friends of the
bride v ho had been particularly pl-as
ant upcn the ca of their wed
din;:. The biridegr. ipropos of
nothing. began t, tn'ik ai phrenalo
gy an.d told how his wife had discov
ered two very prmaine::t b.u:ps on the
back of his head. :I, -.:'d o
them. So was she. and sh: , ,sed him
around that the host and h 4:e1s might
feel the bumps and know Of heir C
istence. Then she explained.:
"My book ion phrenology says that
they mean good memory and generos
It was evident that sie was proud
of the facts, and so was he. But the
host, being of an inquiring turn of
mind, wished to satisfy himself, so ho
got down a phrenological work from
one of his library shelves and after
much labor found the bumps on the
chart. Turning to the notes., he read.
seriously at fOrst. then unsteadily. The
bride bc-ame suspicious., but she was
game and said:
"Izeaoi it out loud. Please dos" And
tLe host read:
"These bumps are most frieuently
found on cats and monkeys."
Other topics consumed the remain
der of the visit. which was brief.
New York Sun.
THE CABINET LEAK.
Daniel Webster Was Not Long In Dis
coverinq Its Source.
Once years ao. when Daniel Web
ster was secretary of state, there was
an Important foreign matter Op for dis
cussion before tb eabinet, and the ut
most secrecy was of course maintain
ed. but the whole thing was blazoned
about in a few hours after the cabinet
meeting. So the president hastily sent
for his cabinet to talk over this leak.
Each man had a dlfferent idea of It.
Finally Mr. Webster aroso. saying.
"You, gentlemen. go on with your dis
cussion, and I'll be back In a minute."
In a few minutes he returned and re
peated every word that had been spo
ken in the room in his absence. He
explained that if by standing close to
the door outside the cabinet room you
held your ear to it you could not dis
tinguish one itzielligible word, but If
moving back from the door and a little
to one side upon a certain spot in the
carpet you kept an attentive ear ev
ery word could be plhanly heard as
though whispered. Some enterprising
eavesdropper had been experimenting
with the door and -had found that
upon that exact spot there was some
acoustic property of the door or room
that conveyed the sound in perfect en
The auctioneer had auctioneered for
the last time, for he was very Ill and
lay now almost at death's door.
Beside his bed stood the doctor and
the auctioneer's wife. anxiously watch-!
Ing each symptom, each movement.
"Doctor." hoarsely whispered the
hammer wielder's wife, "what is his
The doctor; raised the patient's wrist.
"His pulse,'' he answered, "is now
going at 104."
The auctioneer sat up excitedly in
"oing at 104:" he cried feebly. "-Go
ing at 104: Who'll make it 103? Do I
hear 105 for a pulse that has been run
ning steadily for forty-seven years and
never once stopped? Will you bid 105?.
Who'll make it 105?"
But no one made It 105. And a min
ute later the auctioneer was going-go
How Eskimo Women Die
On har first entrance to her new but
of snow an Eskimo woman is buoyed
by hope of welcoming a son. What of
her last incoming to those narrow con
fines? She knows that the medicine
man has decided that her sickness is
mortal when she is laid upon her bed
of snow. She gazes upon the feebly
burning lamp beside her, upon food
and drink set close at her hand. She
sees her loved ones pass out of the
doorway that needs no tunnel entrance
to keep chill airs away, for presently
the door is sealed with snow. The
chill of death pierces through her en
'eloping furs. Hecr tom'o insures that
no long tarrying will be hers. The
soul, companioning with her. may re
fresh itseif with food; but, starving
and freezing, her feeble body will wit
ness even that soul's departure and
know that Its hour has come to perish
-Paying For the Spots.
"I conceived a perfectly dandy
scheme for saving my table linen and
teaching Jack to be dainty about his
carving." said a young married wo
man. "Every time he gets a spot on
the tableeloth I have him cover It with
a coin. The larger the spot the larger
the coin, and more often than not it
takes paper money to cover it all. Then
Norahi takes up the money when she
clears the table, and we save It up to
buy kitchen utensils." - New York
Think It Over.
Fuddy-What a happy world this
would be if more of us got what we
wanted! Dudy--Yes, or elss fewer of
us got what we deserved. - Boston
Comforting tho Sick.
Louise Jebb-And tell Tom not to
worry about me.
Mary-I did. H~e said he wouldn't.
'The horrid brute:"-Life.
The song that nerves a nation's
heart Is in itself a deed.-Tenniyson.
Saved A Soldier's Life.
Facing death from s.hot an.. shell in
the civil war was more agreeable to -J.
A. Stone of IKemp. Tex.. than facing it
from what doctors said was consump
tion. "I contracted a 5tubborn cold" he
writes. "that developed~ a cough. that
tuck~ to ;:e in spite of a:! remedies for
years. My weight, ran down to 134)
pouds. lien I began to use Dr. King's
New Discovery. which completely cured
me. I 'ow weigh 1'> pounds."- For
Couhs. Colds.LaGrippe. A schrr qiem
orrhe, Iloarseness. Croup'. Whooping
Cou'h an Lung trouble, it's sup)remeC.
Sc and $100 Trial bottle free. Guar
an'eed hv alil druggists.
In Honor of Minerva.
The most notable festival at Athetns
was in honor of Minerva. All classes
of citizens on this particular day
marched In procession- The oldest
went fist. then the young men, then
the children. the young women. the
matrons and the people of the lower
orders. The most prominent object in
the parade was a ship propelled by
hidden machinery and bearing at its
masthead the sacred banner of the
A RUSSIAN PRISONER.
Experience cf a Man Who Was Chain
ed to a Wheelbarrow.
In writting of the Schluesselburg
prison In McClure's Magazine David i
Soskice tel:s of a prisoner who was
chained to a wheelbarrow:
"Schedrin had been condemned to
hard labor In the convict mines of Si
beria and for an attempt to escape
from there had been sentenced to be
chained to a heavy wheelbarrow.
When the order came for his transfer
from Siberia to St. Petersburg no con
veyance could be found large enough
to cv"ta:n him, the wheelbarrow and
the convoy of gendarmes. Yet, as the
wheelbarrow had become a part of
the prisoner, the gendarmes were
afraid to leave It behind. It was there
fore deci'ded to place Schedrin with his
convoy in one cart and the wheelbar
row behind In another. For several
months, day and night. Schetdrin and
the gendarmes galloped through Si
beria upon a troika (a three horsed
cart or sledge). while another sped be
hind them upon whiczh the wheelbar
row reposed. causing the deepest
amazement among the peasants In the
villages through which they passed.
Upon the arrival of the prisoner in SS.
Peter and Paul he was once again
chained to the barrow. and only after
he had been six weeks In the Schlucs
selburg was he finally data-:hed from
It and given freedom of movement
within the narrow co'-Jnes of his cell.
"When they unchained me.' said
Schedrin subsequently, 'I could not get
enough movement. I wanted to run
and run, and It seemed to me that I
could never stop. [ow strange it is
that men who can enjoy perfect free
dom of movement never realize the
wonderful happiness that is theirs.'"
A Rceltee, He Lived Far From the
Henry Cavendish. the famous natural
philosopher and chemist, was a recluse
who astonished England.
A son of Lord Charles Cavendish
and a nephew of the third Duke of
Devonshire. possessed of enormous
wealth, the subject of unifversal rd
miration because of his scientii1c at
tainments, he preferred the solitude
of his study and the company of his
books to the pleasures society could
For many years he lived at Banp
stead In a large, roomy house, attended
by a number of female servants, who.
however, were strictly enjoined to keep
out of his sight. If a domestic by the
merest chance came into the presence
of Cavendish she was instantly dis
Every morning the philosopher would
leave a note on the hall table naming
what he wanted for dinner. No one
saw him place the note there; but, ac
customed to the strange customs of
the establishment, the meal would be
prepared, and only the remains of the
repast signitied the presence of the
master of the house.
When Cavendish died in IS10 he left
behind him nearly a million pounds
sterling, besides a lasting reputation as
a scientlst and writer on natural phl
Chryt-anthemums stand fourth in
commercial importance among flowers.
Only the rose, the violet and the car
nation surpass them, and that chiedly
because the chrysanthemum season is
so short. while the others can be had
from the florist nearly the whole year
round. Greece gave us the name.
Chrysanthemum means "golden flow
er." But the name was invented long
before the big butter yellow globes
were known In the occident. It re
ferred to the prevailing gold in the
small varieties that were known.
Strangely enough, the first chrysan
themum brought into Europe was not
gold, but purple. It was a small flow
er about two Inches across, shaped
like an aster. Somebody took it to
Europe from China in 1790-and, pres
to, the modern history of chrysanthe
mums was begun.-Argonaut.
Why Ho Could ""at McGregor.
Alexander Ure. the lord advocate of~
Scotland, is a keen golfer, and he has
a good store of golfing tales. These he
is always ready to relate, even If they
tell against himself.
Playing on a certain course in Scot
land. he remarked incidentally to his
cadde: "By the way, I played a round
with Todd McGregor the last time I
was here. Grand player, McGregor!"
"Aye," said the caddle, -"but ye could
bate McGregor the noo."
"Do you think soY' esclaimed the
gratified lord advocate, being well
aware of McGregor's prowess.
-Aye," drawled the caddie. "Mc
How Customs Vary.
She-In some parts of Australia when'
a man marries each of the bride's rela
tives strikes him with a stick by way
of welcome Into the family. Uie-Yes.
and In many parts of America when a
man marries each of the bride's rein
tves strikes him with a loan by way
of welcoming him Into the family.
New York Times.
The Glad Hand.
"What do you mean by the glad
"Anything," answered Mr. Bloochips.
"that wIll beat three of a kind."
A Dull Point.
Blobbs-Saiphedde is always talking
about Us point of view. S!obbs-Yes.
but unfortunately it isn't sharp enough
to penetrate anything. - PhiladelphIa
Let us watch all our beginnings, and
results will manage the:nselves. -Clark.
Good health is imixsrsile when there
is any de'ranZ,rem-t of the' dies'tive or'
an. Foleyv's 4 irino in .a-.i vei a r;a:
url rmedt&, for,,tomnach. I !ver andl bow
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"How did you enjoy the music'-le?"
"Oh, I appin:ed at the wrong time,
as usual; thought the orchestra tun
ing up was a classIcal number."-Kan
sas City Journal.
Read-lave you ever timed your
automobile? Greerne-Oh, yes! It
stood perfectly still for forty-eight
minutes on the road today.
For Tnfants and hiIdren.
The Kind You Have Alway Bought
ere is more
The mere mixing of
materials to obtain analy
sis requires no special
knowledge. The value
of a fertilizer lies in the
source from which the
plant food is obtained.
Each ingredient in
Royster goods is selected
with a view of supplying
the plant from sprouting
until harvest. The plant
is not overfed at one
time and starved at an
years experience goes with
Sold by reliable dealers throughout
F. S. Royster Guano Co.
THE MANNING HARDWARE CO.
1 -] ESTABLISHED IN rS97.
SPotware, Stores, Ranges,~ Oils, Q
SHeaters, Wire Fencing, Paints, r
P Sporting Goods, Baint
Pocket Knives, Brushes,
d Razors, Shears Pumpljs '
S Guns. Peig*
Shells. Nails, Sheet Iron,
Etc .Farm Implements,~
Mill Supplies, Buggy e
~~ and Wagon Material.
Tobacco Barn Fines*'
IIn The Year
Sjust closed. 1909, we have much to be thankful for, in
common with all our citizens. good trade conditions and a
general prosperity. Our trade has about doubled itself
Sand we hope this year to see the march of progress con- a
Stinued for ourselves as well as our friends and patrons a
Severywhere. Friends, we as for a continuance of your
Ssupport and patronage, promising on -cur part honest,
Sfair and square dealings with alL. Our aim is to offer
Syou the best goods at lowest prices. Our stock of
Swill be more complete than ever before. New goods are
Sconstantly arriving. A full Line of Stoves, Ranges and
C Ioeaters. Farmers will find a complete assortment of a
SFarming Implements and Tools to select from. Our a
C "All-In-One" Plow, entirely new, will fill a long felt a
Swant. Another carload of the famous Pittsburg Fence
Sfor both garden and field fencirg has just arrived. Agent -
for all -Keen Kutter" goods-none. better. Headquarters
C for Guns and Sporting G~oods. We ask the ladies to in
Sspect our line of Enarrelware, Raed's Enamnelware made
Sespecially for us-every piece guaranteed.
A full line of Crockery, Glassware, Lamps. Burners
Sand Chimneys, Paints, Oils. Varnishes, and all building
Yours for business,
nthe Levi -Busy" Block.
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